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Junior Florida Republican Party staffer had $1.3 million charged to party credit card

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posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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She was a 25-year-old junior staffer when the Florida Republican Party gave her an American Express card. Over the next 2½ years, nearly $1.3 million in charges wound up on Melanie Phister's AmEx — $40,000 at a London hotel....


her credit card records, obtained by the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald, offer the latest behind-the-scenes look at extravagant and free-wheeling spending by the party touting fiscal restraint.


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Wow!
Talk about earning some extra bonus points. I think she may eligible for a new Toaster oven.
IF I was a contributor to RNC (when Pigs take flight) I'd be outraged. Probably happens in both parties but: Rule #1: If you are going to be reckless, just don't get caught!

But in all fairness...It was a PARTY Credit Card.



[edit on 10-4-2010 by kinda kurious]




posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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$1,300,000.00 spent over a 2 and a half year period...

...none of that out of pocket...

Time to submit a resume!



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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She nearly topples Michael Steele's spendings!



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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When I first read your post, I thought you wrote topless and referring to this:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Perhaps she is due for some plastic surgery. i.e. Cut up her credit cards. A one woman stimulus package.



[edit on 10-4-2010 by kinda kurious]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 06:24 AM
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+++++ UPDATE +++++++

From continuing investigation:

Florida House leaders lived big on GOP plastic.




In all, about $458,000 in AmEx charges like these were racked up by former House Speaker Marco Rubio, his now-indicted successor Ray Sansom, and the man set to lead the chamber in November, Dean Cannon, according to a St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald computer analysis of Republican Party of Florida charge card statements for nearly two years ending in 2009.

The part-time lawmakers paid for little of it. Republican Party donors, mostly corporate interests seeking favorable legislation from lawmakers, picked up the bulk of it.



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Ironic that Republicans enjoy living-large on other people's money (OPM) and yet chastise others for doing same. Fiscal responsibility?

BTW, Ain't trolling. I live in The Sunshine State so this story is of keen interest to me.

Would you like cash back?





[edit on 11-4-2010 by kinda kurious]



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